2013-07-19


Allegheny County Parks Activities, Events & Concerts for July 23-29

PITTSBURGH – The Allegheny County Parks Department today announced its activities, events and concerts schedule for July 23-29. All events are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted. All concert acts and times are subject to change. For additional information, call 412-350-2455 or visit www.alleghenycounty.us/parks.  

To receive weekly email updates and other Parks Department news and information, sign up online at www.alleghenycounty.us/newsroom/RequestNews.aspx. Events, activities and programs are also posted on Allegheny County’s Facebook events page at www.facebook.com/AlleghenyCounty/events. Download a copy of the Allegheny County Parks 2013 Fun Guide at www.alleghenycounty.us/parks/FunGuide.pdf.  

The locations of major facilities and buildings in the County Parks are available on Google Maps at http://goo.gl/maps/KNc3i

TUESDAY, JULY 23, 2013 

Tue., July 23

Free Swimming Lessons: Last name A-K, Lesson 4 of 4 

Free. Ages 5 & older. No pre-registration necessary. Lessons taught by Allegheny County Lifeguards.  

Boyce Park Wave Pool, North Park Swimming Pool, Settlers Cabin Park Wave Pool & South Park Wave Pool.

10:00-10:45 a.m.

Tue., July 23

Allegheny County Traveling Sports Clinic 

Free. Boys & girls, ages 6 & older, are invited to participate & learn proper techniques in a variety of sports, including baseball, football, soccer & basketball. The clinic also emphasizes fundamental rules & fair play. No pre-registration is needed! Just come out & have fun! For more information, call 412-350-2478. 

Grandview Playground, East 9th Avenue, Tarentum  

10:00 a.m.-12:00 noon

Tue., July 23

South Park Children’s Theatre pres. “Tweet! A Musical” 

$2 admission 

South Park Theatre 

10:00 a.m.

Tue., July 23

1 Stroke Painting Class 

Call 412-675-8556 or email Angora Gardens to register or for more information.   

White Oak Park Angora Gardens 

11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

Tue., July 23

Allegheny County Traveling Sports Clinic 

Free. Boys & girls, ages 6 & older, are invited to participate & learn proper techniques in a variety of sports, including baseball, football, soccer & basketball. The clinic also emphasizes fundamental rules & fair play. No pre-registration is needed! Just come out & have fun! For more information, call 412-350-2478. 

Grandview Playground, East 9th Avenue, Tarentum 

12:30-2:30 p.m.

Tue., July 23

Yoga in the Park 

Free. No preregistration needed. Power Flow Yoga is accessible to all levels & ages (under 18 must have parental consent). Power Flow is designed to strengthen muscles, increase balance, flexibility and endurance, in turn, linking the body and mind. 

South Park Maple Springs Pond Gazebo 

5:45-6:45 p.m.

Tue., July 23

South Park Children’s Theatre pres. “Tweet! A Musical” 

$2 admission 

South Park Theatre 

6:30 p.m.

Tue., July 23

Dr. Agona Weight Loss Class 

Free. Call 412-675-8556 or email Angora Gardens to register or for more information.   

White Oak Park Angora Gardens 

6:30-7:30 p.m.

Tue., July 23

South Park Table Tennis – Competitive Play 

Everyone is welcome, regardless of skill level. South Park Table Tennis membership is $40 per year. New members are welcome to visit three times for free. 

South Park Home Economics Building 

7:30 p.m.

WEDNESDAY, JULY 24, 2013 

Wed., July 24

South Park Junior Golf Tournament 

$30 entry fee. Boys & girls, ages 17 & under. Includes lunch, no carts permitted. Winner gets free greens fees for a year. For information & to register, call 412-835-3545 or 412-835-9946. 

South Park Golf Course 

8:00 a.m.

Wed., July 24

Horses with Hope Program 

One-time application fee of $15. Each 45-minute session is $40. Pre-registration is required by calling Joanne Murdy at 412-607-8075 or Anne Davis at 615-513-4106. Several medical forms & releases are also required.  

Horses with Hope is a faith-based, non-profit organization that provides therapeutic riding and other equine-related activities to enhance the physical, mental, social & emotional needs of children & adults. Each session is taught by a PATH International certified instructor & trained volunteers who lead the horse and use side-walkers on each side of the rider. Each rider is instructed on horsemanship, grooming, tacking & mounted riding. The skills are determined by the rider’s capabilities & the instructor, while focusing on as much independence as possible. We are committed to providing safe, quality programs for children & adults. Get more information on our website or by calling Joanne Murdy at 412-607-8075 or Anne Davis at 615-513-4106. 

South Park Horse Show Ring 

9:30 a.m.-8:00 p.m.

Wed., July 24

Allegheny County Traveling Sports Clinic 

Free. Boys & girls, ages 6 & older, are invited to participate & learn proper techniques in a variety of sports, including baseball, football, soccer & basketball. The clinic also emphasizes fundamental rules & fair play. No pre-registration is needed! Just come out & have fun! For more information, call 412-350-2478. 

Deborah D. Booker Community Center, 100 Park Avenue, Natrona Heights 

10:00 a.m.-12:00 noon

Wed., July 24

South Park Children’s Theatre pres. “Tweet! A Musical” 

$2 admission 

South Park Theatre 

10:00 a.m.

Wed., July 24

Allegheny County Traveling Sports Clinic 

Free. Boys & girls, ages 6 & older, are invited to participate & learn proper techniques in a variety of sports, including baseball, football, soccer & basketball. The clinic also emphasizes fundamental rules & fair play. No pre-registration is needed! Just come out & have fun! For more information, call 412-350-2478. 

Deborah D. Booker Community Center, 100 Park Avenue, Natrona Heights 

12:30-2:30 p.m.

Wed., July 24

Elite Runners & Walkers – Summer Outdoor Series 

$10 per person. All runs will be Chronotrack Timed. 5K and 5-mile options with food and refreshments after. New to trail running? The Summer Outdoor Series is a fun, laid-back, no frills race. It is a great opportunity to take it off road! Get more information.  

Settlers Cabin Park Algonquin Shelter 

7:00 p.m.

Wed., July 24

BMX Race 

$9 per rider. $4 for same rider 2nd bike. $5 strider. Registration begins at 6:00 p.m. Race begins at 7:30 p.m. 

South Park BMX Track 

7:30 p.m.

THURSDAY, JULY 25, 2013 

Thu., July 25

Free Swimming Lessons: Last name L-Z, Lesson 4 of 4 

Free. Ages 5 & older. No pre-registration necessary. Lessons taught by Allegheny County Lifeguards.  

Boyce Park Wave Pool, North Park Swimming Pool, Settlers Cabin Park Wave Pool & South Park Wave Pool.

10:00-10:45 a.m.

Thu., July 25

Adult Nature Walk 

Free. Originally started as a program for stroke & heart patients, this nature group has expanded to any interested adult. The informal group meets rain or shine every Thursday of the year. Local naturalists guide these enlightening, leisurely paced walks. New nature adventures & discoveries every week. Dress well for outdoor walking. 

Meet at North Park Ice Rink Parking Lot 

10:00 a.m.-12:00 noon

Thu., July 25

Allegheny County Traveling Sports Clinic 

Free. Boys & girls, ages 6 & older, are invited to participate & learn proper techniques in a variety of sports, including baseball, football, soccer & basketball. The clinic also emphasizes fundamental rules & fair play. No pre-registration is needed! Just come out & have fun! For more information, call 412-350-2478. 

Deborah D. Booker Community Center, 100 Park Avenue, Natrona Heights 

10:00 a.m.-12:00 noon

Thu., July 25

Tai Chi Class 

Call 412-675-8556 or email Angora Gardens to register or for more information.   

White Oak Park Angora Gardens 

11:00 a.m.-12:00 noon

Thu., July 25

Allegheny County Traveling Sports Clinic 

Free. Boys & girls, ages 6 & older, are invited to participate & learn proper techniques in a variety of sports, including baseball, football, soccer & basketball. The clinic also emphasizes fundamental rules & fair play. No pre-registration is needed! Just come out & have fun! For more information, call 412-350-2478. 

Deborah D. Booker Community Center, 100 Park Avenue, Natrona Heights 

12:30-2:30 p.m.

Thu., July 25

Horses with Hope Program 

One-time application fee of $15. Each 45-minute session is $40. Pre-registration is required by calling Joanne Murdy at 412-607-8075 or Anne Davis at 615-513-4106. Several medical forms & releases are also required.  

Horses with Hope is a faith-based, non-profit organization that provides therapeutic riding and other equine-related activities to enhance the physical, mental, social & emotional needs of children & adults. Each session is taught by a PATH International certified instructor & trained volunteers who lead the horse and use side-walkers on each side of the rider. Each rider is instructed on horsemanship, grooming, tacking & mounted riding. The skills are determined by the rider’s capabilities & the instructor, while focusing on as much independence as possible. We are committed to providing safe, quality programs for children & adults. Get more information on our website or by calling Joanne Murdy at 412-607-8075 or Anne Davis at 615-513-4106. 

South Park Horse Show Ring 

4:30-7:30 p.m.

Thu., July 25

South Park Table Tennis – Informal Practice 

Everyone is welcome, regardless of skill level. South Park Table Tennis membership is $40 per year. New members are welcome to visit three times for free. 

South Park Home Economics Building 

7:30 p.m.

Thu., July 25

South Park Theatre pres. “The Love List” 

$12 admission. In this side-splitting and thought-provoking new comedy, Leon and Bill concoct a list of attributes of the ideal woman – the top-10 best qualities in a mate. When this allegedly ideal woman actually arrives on the scene, the men quickly learn that their list could use a few revisions. Be careful what you wish for – especially in choosing a mate! For information & reservations, call 412-831-8552. 

South Park Theatre 

8:00 p.m.

Thu., July 25

"Books to Life" Movie Series – The Hunger Games (Rated PG-13) 

Free. Weather permitting. Attendees may bring food and non-alcoholic beverages. Based off the bestselling novel, “The Hunger Games” follows Katniss Everdeen as she tries to stay alive in a fight-to-the-death tournament. She finds allies in some of her peers, but faces bigger and stronger competition from some of the other participants. 

Once again this summer, we are partnering with the Allegheny County Library Association to bring books to life. Check out “The Hunger Games” from your local ACLA library or Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh branch, and then come watch the movie with us!  

North Park Lodge 

8:40 p.m.

FRIDAY, JULY 26, 2013 

Fri., July 26

Allegheny County Traveling Sports Clinic 

Free. Boys & girls, ages 6 & older, are invited to participate & learn proper techniques in a variety of sports, including baseball, football, soccer & basketball. The clinic also emphasizes fundamental rules & fair play. No pre-registration is needed! Just come out & have fun! For more information, call 412-350-2478. 

Deborah D. Booker Community Center, 100 Park Avenue, Natrona Heights 

10:00 a.m.-12:00 noon

Fri., July 26

Fitness Class 

Free. Call 412-675-8556 or email Angora Gardens to register or for more information.   

White Oak Park Angora Gardens 

12:00 noon-1:00 p.m.

Fri., July 26

Horses with Hope Program 

One-time application fee of $15. Each 45-minute session is $40. Pre-registration is required by calling Joanne Murdy at 412-607-8075 or Anne Davis at 615-513-4106. Several medical forms & releases are also required.  

Horses with Hope is a faith-based, non-profit organization that provides therapeutic riding and other equine-related activities to enhance the physical, mental, social & emotional needs of children & adults. Each session is taught by a PATH International certified instructor & trained volunteers who lead the horse and use side-walkers on each side of the rider. Each rider is instructed on horsemanship, grooming, tacking & mounted riding. The skills are determined by the rider’s capabilities & the instructor, while focusing on as much independence as possible. We are committed to providing safe, quality programs for children & adults. Get more information on our website or by calling Joanne Murdy at 412-607-8075 or Anne Davis at 615-513-4106. 

South Park Horse Show Ring 

12:30-2:30 p.m.

Fri., July 26

Allegheny County Traveling Sports Clinic 

Free. Boys & girls, ages 6 & older, are invited to participate & learn proper techniques in a variety of sports, including baseball, football, soccer & basketball. The clinic also emphasizes fundamental rules & fair play. No pre-registration is needed! Just come out & have fun! For more information, call 412-350-2478. 

Deborah D. Booker Community Center, 100 Park Avenue, Natrona Heights 

12:30-2:30 p.m.

Fri., July 26

Yoga Class 

Free. Call 412-675-8556 or email Angora Gardens to register or for more information.   

White Oak Park Angora Gardens 

1:00-2:00 p.m.

Fri., July 26

Sixpence None the Richer in Concert 

Free. Sixpence None the Richer are a pop rock band who achieved great success in the late ‘90s with their hit songs “Kiss Me” and “There She Goes.” Last year, they released their new album, “Lost in Transition.”  

South Park Amphitheater 

7:30 p.m.

Fri., July 26

South Park Theatre pres. “The Love List” 

$12 admission. In this side-splitting and thought-provoking new comedy, Leon and Bill concoct a list of attributes of the ideal woman – the top-10 best qualities in a mate. When this allegedly ideal woman actually arrives on the scene, the men quickly learn that their list could use a few revisions. Be careful what you wish for – especially in choosing a mate! For information & reservations, call 412-831-8552. 

South Park Theatre 

8:00 p.m.

SATURDAY, JULY 27, 2013 

Sat., July 27

Michael Czerwien Memorial Run “Sweet Summertime Sprint” 

$20 entry fee. The Sweet Summertime Sprint is a 5K run/walk benefiting the Michael Czerwien Memorial Fund Inc. This fund is set up to give a yearly scholarship to a North Hills High School graduate attending Waynesburg University. The second part of our mission is to raise Heat Stroke awareness and stress the importance of hydration during all outdoor activities. So remember, stay hydrated during training and on race day! Packet pick-up 7:00-7:30 a.m. Race starts at 8:00 a.m. Get more information & register. 

North Park Boathouse 

8:00 a.m.

Sat., July 27

Horses with Hope Program 

One-time application fee of $15. Each 45-minute session is $40. Pre-registration is required by calling Joanne Murdy at 412-607-8075 or Anne Davis at 615-513-4106. Several medical forms & releases are also required.  

Horses with Hope is a faith-based, non-profit organization that provides therapeutic riding and other equine-related activities to enhance the physical, mental, social & emotional needs of children & adults. Each session is taught by a PATH International certified instructor & trained volunteers who lead the horse and use side-walkers on each side of the rider. Each rider is instructed on horsemanship, grooming, tacking & mounted riding. The skills are determined by the rider’s capabilities & the instructor, while focusing on as much independence as possible. We are committed to providing safe, quality programs for children & adults. Get more information on our website or by calling Joanne Murdy at 412-607-8075 or Anne Davis at 615-513-4106. 

South Park Horse Show Ring 

9:30 a.m.-6:00 p.m.

Sat., July 27

Butterflies: A Search & Enjoy Mission  

Free. Join our “search & enjoy” mission for these beautiful, fascinating creatures.  

South Park Nature Center 

10:00 a.m.

Sat., July 27

L.L. Bean Pittsburgh Outing Club Kayak Discovery Course 

$20. Expert instructors teach you basic paddling techniques and safety skills. All equipment provided. Minimum age is 8. Ages 14 & under must be with a participating adult. Pre-register online. 

North Park Boat Launch Ramp 

10:00-11:30 a.m.

Sat., July 27

L.L. Bean Pittsburgh Outing Club Free Kayaking/Stand-Up Paddleboarding Demonstration 

Free demonstration opportunity for a brief paddle (10-15 min). Instructors and a variety of kayaks will be available. Minimum age is 8. Ages 14 & under must be with a participating adult. 

North Park Boat Launch Ramp 

12:00 noon-2:00 p.m.

Sat., July 27

Pittsburgh Pride vs. Western PA Wildcatz 

Free. The Pittsburgh Pride provides an avenue for adult football players to improve and showcase their skills in an organized and professional environment. As the most successful Minor League Football team in the Pittsburgh area, the Pride remains committed to providing our community with top notch, high-caliber and competitive football. Its style of play is entertaining, fan-friendly and represents the hard-nosed tradition of Western Pennsylvania football. Several Pride players have gone on to pursue careers in college and arena football. 

North Park J.C. Stone Field 

4:00 p.m.

Sat., July 27

South Park Theatre pres. “The Love List” 

$12 admission. In this side-splitting and thought-provoking new comedy, Leon and Bill concoct a list of attributes of the ideal woman – the top-10 best qualities in a mate. When this allegedly ideal woman actually arrives on the scene, the men quickly learn that their list could use a few revisions. Be careful what you wish for – especially in choosing a mate! For information & reservations, call 412-831-8552. 

South Park Theatre 

8:00 p.m.

SUNDAY, JULY 28, 2013 

Sun., July 28

Zack's 2nd Annual Make A Move for Make-A-Wish 

$25 for adults; $15 for kids 5-12; $70 for family of four; free for kids 4 & under. Join Wish Kid Zack for his 2nd Annual Make A Move fundraiser for Make-A-Wish! Take a 5-mile bike ride, walk or run around North Park Lake, and then enjoy refreshments from Panera and Eat'n Park with a Chinese auction and entertainment by DJ Bryan. All proceeds benefit Make-A-Wish! Get more information & register. 

North Park Boathouse 

8:00 a.m.

Sun., July 28

Lululemon Athletica – Barefoot in the Park Yoga Class 

Free. Join us every Sunday in July at North Park’s Olympia Shelter for a complimentary outdoor yoga class taught by the wonderful teachers from Stray Dog Yoga. Bring your own mat or borrow one of ours! For more information call 412-358-9538 or visit our website. 

North Park Olympia Shelter 

9:00-10:00 a.m.

Sun., July 28

L.L. Bean Pittsburgh Outing Club Kayak Discovery Course 

$20. Expert instructors teach you basic paddling techniques and safety skills. All equipment provided. Minimum age is 8. Ages 14 & under must be with a participating adult. Pre-register online. 

North Park Boat Launch Ramp 

10:00-11:30 a.m.

Sun., July 28

Rev ‘Em Up For Kids Car Cruise 

$5 for adults. Free for kids 17 & under. $5 per vehicle, includes free dash plaques to the first 400 vehicles. Register your car for a special 50/50 Gold Ticket chance worth $200. Award given for “Sponsor’s Favorite” vehicle. Other car- related goodies. Music by Johnny Angel and the Halos. Music, food vendors, 50/50 raffles, merchandise vendors, show t-shirts, family fun and kids zone, emergency response vehicles on display. All proceeds benefit the Bethel Park youth athletics. For more information, call 412-831-6800 ext. 730 or visit www.revemupforkids.com or www.carcruises.com.  

South Park Fairgrounds Oval 

11:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.

Sun., July 28

Carpenter Log House Tours 

Donations accepted for maintenance of house & programs.

Boyce Park Carpenter Log House 

1:00-4:00 p.m.

Sun., July 28

Venture Outdoors Cherry Pie Hike 

$16 for non-members, $12 for Venture Outdoors members. Easy difficulty. Sweetheart, Rainier, Chelan, Bing! Cherries are the taste of summer: maraschinos on your ice cream, a quart on the kitchen table and sour cherries from your backyard baked in a pie. Join us for a hike through Harrison Hills Park, and afterward, we’ll dine on this tasty fruit wrapped in a sweet, flaky crust. Register online with Venture Outdoors.  

Harrison Hills Park 

1:00-4:00 p.m.

Sun., July 28

Oliver Miller Homestead Tours 

$1 admission. Tours are self-guided, but the Miller Homestead Associates dress in period attire, give information about the family and the area history, demonstrate crafts, and answer questions. Last admission at 4:00 p.m. 

South Park Oliver Miller Homestead 

1:30-4:30 p.m.

Sun., July 28

South Park Theatre pres. “The Love List” 

$12 admission. In this side-splitting and thought-provoking new comedy, Leon and Bill concoct a list of attributes of the ideal woman – the top-10 best qualities in a mate. When this allegedly ideal woman actually arrives on the scene, the men quickly learn that their list could use a few revisions. Be careful what you wish for – especially in choosing a mate! For information & reservations, call 412-831-8552. 

South Park Theatre 

2:00 p.m.

Sun., July 28

Joy Ike with Special Guest Johnny Miller in Concert 

Free. Pittsburgh's own Joy Ike has been compared to Norah Jones & Regina Spektor.  It's been said that if Tom Petty & Lady Antebellum had a child, it would be Washington, Pa.'s Johnny Miller. It’s Joy’s pop/soul/folk meets Johnny’s country/Americana/rock. Don't miss what happens when the two get together! 

Hartwood Acres Park Amphitheater 

7:30 p.m.

MONDAY, JULY 29, 2013 

Mon., July 29

Horses with Hope Program 

One-time application fee of $15. Each 45-minute session is $40. Pre-registration is required by calling Joanne Murdy at 412-607-8075 or Anne Davis at 615-513-4106. Several medical forms & releases are also required.  

Horses with Hope is a faith-based, non-profit organization that provides therapeutic riding and other equine-related activities to enhance the physical, mental, social & emotional needs of children & adults. Each session is taught by a PATH International certified instructor & trained volunteers who lead the horse and use side-walkers on each side of the rider. Each rider is instructed on horsemanship, grooming, tacking & mounted riding. The skills are determined by the rider’s capabilities & the instructor, while focusing on as much independence as possible. We are committed to providing safe, quality programs for children & adults. Get more information on our website or by calling Joanne Murdy at 412-607-8075 or Anne Davis at 615-513-4106. 

South Park Horse Show Ring 

9:30 a.m.-8:00 p.m.

Mon., July 29

Allegheny County Traveling Sports Clinic 

Free. Boys & girls, ages 6 & older, are invited to participate & learn proper techniques in a variety of sports, including baseball, football, soccer & basketball. The clinic also emphasizes fundamental rules & fair play. No pre-registration is needed! Just come out & have fun! For more information, call 412-350-2478. 

Duke Park, 8th Avenue, Elizabeth 

10:00 a.m.-12:00 noon

Mon., July 29

Allegheny County Traveling Sports Clinic 

Free. Boys & girls, ages 6 & older, are invited to participate & learn proper techniques in a variety of sports, including baseball, football, soccer & basketball. The clinic also emphasizes fundamental rules & fair play. No pre-registration is needed! Just come out & have fun! For more information, call 412-350-2478. 

Duke Park, 8th Avenue, Elizabeth 

12:30-2:30 p.m.

Mon., July 29

South Park Children’s Theatre presents “12 Dancing Princesses” 

$2 admission 

South Park Theatre 

6:30 p.m.

Mon., July 29

BMX Practice 

$5 per rider. 

South Park BMX Track 

6:30-9:30 p.m.

 

 

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